Cell culture lab technician at the Bioengineering in Reproductive Health Research Group


Application Deadline: 30/06/2020
Ref: LT-SO

The Bioengineering in Reproductive Health Group offers a lab technician position for an experienced cell culture technician to develop a project in collaboration with the industry. The project involves testing the effects of different cell culture supplements on several cell types (e.g. Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, CAR T Cells, etc.)

Our laboratory is a multidisciplinary environment where biologists, biophysicists, clinicians and business developers synergize to create a unique environment shaped by science and entrepreneurship. Due to the high translational component of our research, we have established collaboration contracts with the pharma industry, hospitals and venture capital to bring our technology to the clinics and the market.

In our lab, we develop high-tech projects in the fields of embryology, cell biology and imaging. Our strategy involves the development of new products for the pharmaceutical industry. The current position seeks a motivated cell culture technician with experience in diverse cell culture systems.

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PhD position at the Bioengineering in Reproductive Health Research Group

Application Deadline: 30/06/2020
Ref: PH-SO

How can we recognize which embryo is going to successfully implant in the mother’s uterus? How can we better understand pregnancy and improve in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures in the clinic to help couples that cannot conceive?

The Bioengineering in reproductive health group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Predoctoral Researcher with (Bio) Physics or (Bio) Engineering background to join our multi-disciplinary team. Join us in answering these questions and developing a methodological toolbox for the IVF field, capable to reliably assess an embryo´s implantation and development potential!

This PhD project aims to address the above questions and develop an objective, quantitative imaging technology capable to discriminate competent embryos from unviable ones. The embryos exhibit endogenous auto-fluorescence which encodes the presence of different molecules related to the embryo’s metabolics and are crucial for the successful embryonic development. This project will focus on measuring these signals in a non-invasive way and assessing the embryo viability through subsequent image processing and statistical analysis.

Our laboratory is a multidisciplinary environment where biologists, biophysicists, clinicians and business developers synergize to create a unique environment shaped by science and entrepreneurship. Due to the high translational component of our research, we have established collaboration contracts with the pharma industry, hospitals and venture capital to bring our technology to the clinics and the market.

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